Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yarn.... Yes Yarn!

Uber cool - Te Pohue Alpaca/Wool DK
It's great to be back after the Summer break here in Napier.  The online store has been very busy this year - largely aided by the wettest festive holiday period in many a year.  Great to see that even in a New Zealand Summer, knitters are not deterred!

It was great to get back to the mill & see a few yarn surprises for me.
On the Organic front we have the most buttery organic Classic Navy DK.  It is a 4 fold twist - so has plenty of rich body & will knit up on the 4mm - 5mm needle with ease.  A new Prism limited edition colour has been released - a vibrant jewel deep Cerise.   This screamed at for days until I finally relented & took some home.

Screaming Cerise - now to be found in Buscke's stash!

Organics don't get all the limelight - we have had a couple of Alpaca yarns arrive in stock also - an Alpaca/Wool blend in an uber cool random print I have dubbed Te Pohue & an ultra premium fine micron 100% Alpaca in Ocean Blue.  We have also added another colour to the Urban MW stable - Coffee.  A great taupe that compliments the Denim, Bay Leaf & Ice beautifully.

Speaking of Urban - as you may know - 20c of every ball purchased goes to the Skeinz Penguin Rescue Fund.  At the end of the month we will be having a reconciliation of all the funds raised from the sale of Urban, Penguin Jumpers & T-shirts.
The Rena splits after the weekends rough weather.
 Now that the Rena has split into two & one part has sunk adding additional complications for salvers, & rescue crews alike, we want to make sure we can get the first lump of funding across to NZ Forest & Bird to keep up all their good work in the region.  We still have plenty of Penguins dressed in jumpers available if you wish to help out!